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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Naturally ventilated open cafeteria
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    222 Cam Fitzgerald
    Energy Engineer
    7group
    Wed, Aug 5, 2015
    RE: Seismic isolation system
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    563 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Aug 5, 2015
    RE: Do we include Non-certifiable structure in Building gross area?
    in MPR7: Must comply with a minimum building area to site area ratio
    11 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015
    RE: How to document a non-LEED-certifiable building?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,987 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015
    RE: Asphalt Paving Base Material
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    380 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015
    RE: Vehicular control - Tire washing control
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    261 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015
    LEED-CI vs. LEED-CI Retail
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    686 Jodie Clarke
    Sustainability Project Manager
    Unico Properties
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015
    United States
    PC 81 - Clarifications
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    14 Patricia Lloyd
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Leopardo Companies, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Residential high rise with school at the base
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    172 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015
    Pilot credits
    in EBOM-v4: Innovation
    1 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015
    RE: LEED AP Legacy Group
    in How to Complete the LEED-NC WEp1 Form in LEED Online
    40 Candace Pearson
    Research Associate
    LEEDuser, BuildingGreen Inc.
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015
    IAQ Management plan
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.1: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management Program
    31 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015
    RE: Separate CxA's for Fundamental and Enhanced Cx?
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    278 Margaret Manuel
    Tetra Tech
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015
    United States
    Private Bathrooms
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    226 Susan Coy
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Document Upload
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    15 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Coating on process equipment applied onsite
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    503 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    RE: How to earn AP with specialty?
    in Healthcare-v4: LEED Accredited Professional
    4 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    green cleaning
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    51 Alfonzo Collins
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    United States
    RE: Tenant Layout in Lease Agreement
    in CS v4: Quality views
    2 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    LEED excluded areas within LEED project boundary
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    8 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    RE: Compliance for Proposed New Buildings
    in ND-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    FTE Calculations for the Train Station (LEED CS 2009)
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    9 Orçun Özhelvacı
    Quality Engineer - LEED Project Manager
    VEN ESCO
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    RE: Condensing Gas Boiler options
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    17 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    Meter for Water Use in Laundry
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    13 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    United States
    Window Shade Requirement
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    33 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    United States
    IAQ calculator occupancy designations?
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    5 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Submitting this point in v2009
    in EBOM-v4: Integrated pest management
    5 Tracy Smith
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Contact at USGBC regarding LEED ND
    in ND Plan-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    Contact at USGBC for LEED ND
    in ND-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    1 Martine Desbois
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    RE: IEQc5
    in Schools 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    31 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    RE: ULEF/CARB meeting credit criteria?
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    51 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    RE: Operable windows
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    12 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    Option 2 IAQ Testing - Schedule
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    67 Anne-Claire BARBERI
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    United Kingdom
    RE: New purchases Energy Star
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    11 Geraldine Assmus
    Sustentator
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    RE: Concrete Formwork
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    38 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Jun 24, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Trinidad and Tobago - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Middle East - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bahrain - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Egypt - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iran - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iraq - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Israel - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Jordan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Barbados - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Belize - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Costa Rica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cuba - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Dominica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Dominican Republic - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    El Salvador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Grenada - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guatemala - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Haiti - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Honduras - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Jamaica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Chilled Water Use for part of a floor
    in CI-v4: Advanced energy metering
    1 Annie Argento
    Principal
    Argento/Graham
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    United States
    "integral to the water-proofing system"
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    82 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    No irrigation for pre-req
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    7 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Vehicular control - Tire washing control
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    261 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    Wed, Jun 3, 2015
    Occupancy in the building
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    44 Alberto Cardenas
    Tue, Jun 2, 2015
    VOC content - 11890-2
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    97 Jane Long
    Ms
    Tue, Jun 2, 2015
    Janitor closet inside restroom
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    350 Chen Jin
    Mon, Jun 1, 2015
    China
    RE: Naturally ventilated open cafeteria
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    222 Cam Fitzgerald
    Energy Engineer
    7group
    Mon, Jun 1, 2015
    RE: Regularly Occupied Spaces in Convention Centers (LEED NC v2009)
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    230 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, May 30, 2015
    Legally binding document
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    36 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    RE: Multiple buildings
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    263 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, CID
    Gensler
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    Storm dry pond onsite overflows to stormceptor
    in LEED Canada Forum
    45 Marie-France Duthilleul
    Engineer
    exp Services Inc.
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    Canada
    90% controls for open office systems furniture
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    55 Brian VanAllen
    Electrical Designer
    Powell and Hinkle Engineering
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    United States
    initial fit-out vs alteration?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    1 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Street frontage and an urban setting
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    95 Jaspreet Pahwa
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    RE: 90" Flat Screen TV
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    283 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Is this Pilot credit closed?
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    59 Stella Stella
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    RE: Concrete Formwork
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    38 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, May 23, 2015
    registering a project
    in MPR4: Must comply with minimum floor area requirements
    10 Megan Bove
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Prviate Shuttle System Used Solely
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    215 Shafqat Hussain
    LEED Project Manager
    SIDEworks
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    LEED for Homes MidRise and Commercial Condo Space
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    144 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    2015-06-19 13:15 United States
    Scope of the Pre-requisite in C&S Shopping mall
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    143 SUMAC Inc.
    SUMAC
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    2015-06-19 12:49 Peru
    Scope in a C&S shopping mall
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    961 SUMAC Inc.
    SUMAC
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    2015-06-19 12:47 Peru
    the documentation language
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    105 ESRA OZKONUKSEVER
    MA. Architect
    ILTAY MIMARLIK
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    2015-06-19 02:44 Turkey
    FEV/LEV Signs
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    390 Joann Lee
    Heitman Architects Inc.
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    2015-06-18 17:16 United States
    Parking Garage
    in ND-v2009: Walkable streets
    38 Susann Geithner
    Global Sustainability Manager
    Predictive Service
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    2015-06-18 12:18 United States
    Utility sells "Community Solar" in yearly blocks - NOT Green-e
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    169 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 17:02 United States
    3.2 at a Group Project
    in CI 2009 SSc3.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    88 Russell Remy
    FOX Architects
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 15:09 United States
    Want to Appeal Denied SSc4.3
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    699 Rachel Manoguerra
    Green Associate
    3QC, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 13:39 United States
    Integrative Process-Value Engineering
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    8 Susan Coy
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 10:51 United States
    2 Buildings in a unique Hotel
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,987 Antonio Marquez
    LEED AP EBOM
    Enginyeria CO2EN SCP
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 09:41 Spain
    Public Agency Sourced Non-Potable Water
    in NC v2.2 WEc1.1–1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping
    83 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 09:19 United States
    Take credit for variable temperature setpoints in hotel rooms
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,987 Sandra Holmström
    environmental consultant
    Bengt Dahlgren AB
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 04:57 Sweden
    ASHRAE 55 Compliance in Dubai
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    222 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 17:28 United Arab Emirates
    Upload requirements for EA Cr 4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    130 Kathy Wislocky
    Project Manager
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 14:14 United States
    Waste management pro-rate surface logic for two buildings
    in CS 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    76 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 11:48 France
    Existing Conditions
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    7 Craig Graber
    Sr. Environmental Designer
    Atelier Ten
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 11:22 United States
    Plastic Sheeting to Protect Raised Technical Floor
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    31 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 10:17 France
    OA calculation
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    932 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 06:28 Vietnam
    Lighting control in Tenant space
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    961 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 01:03 Vietnam

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